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Publications of Priscilla Wald    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. P Wald. Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke University Press, 2008.  [abs]
  2. P Wald. Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form. Duke UP, 1995. (second printing, 1998)  [abs]


  1. with Michael Elliott. Oxford History of the Novel in English (American Novel 1870-1940). 6 2014.
  2. with Gerry Canavan. Science Fiction. special issue of American Literature 83.2 (June, 2011).
  3. with J. Clayton, K.F.C. Holloway. Genomics in Literature, the Visual Arts, and Culture. Literature and Medicinespecial issue,   (Spring, 2007).
  4. with N. Tomes, and L. Lynch, eds.. Culture and Contagion. special issue of American Literary History 14.4 (Winter, 2002).
  5. Wai Chee Dimock, Priscilla Wald. Literature and Science: Cultural Forms, Conceptual Exchanges. special issue of American Literature 74.4 (Dec. 2002).
  6. with C. Di Stefano and J. Weisenfeld, eds.. Institutions, Regulations and Social Control. special issue of Signs  (Fall 1999).

Essays/Articles/Chapters in Books

  1. P Wald. "Science, Technology, and the Environment."  
  2. P Wald. "The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900."    [abs]
  3. P Wald. "The Provincialism of Time." Early American Literature 50.1 (2015): 63-80. [doi]
  4. Wald. "Science and Literature in America." Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in America. Ed. Hugh Slotten, Steve Usselman, and Constance Clark.  2014. 
  5. P Hudson, D Goldfield, RL Bailey, EC Hubal, P Wald and D Stewart. "Serials from the Other Side: An Editorial Perspective on Current Trends in Scholarly Communication." SERIALS REVIEW 39.3 (September, 2013): 190-192. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. PT Morgan and P Wald. "Preface: Thoreau Symposium." AMERICAN LITERATURE 85.1 (March, 2013): 1-3. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  7. Wald. "Afterword." Contagionism and Contagious Diseases: Medicine and Literature between 1880 and 1933. Ed. Thomas Rutten and Martina King. De Gruyter, 2013. 225-232.
  8. Wald. "The ‘Hidden Tyrant’: Propaganda, Brainwashing, and Psycho-Politics in the Cold War Period." Oxford Handbook of Propaganda Studies. Ed. Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Oxford University Press, 2013. 109-130.
  9. Wald. "Immigrant Literature and the Immigrant Experience." Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration,. Ed. Elliott Barkan. ABC-Clio, 2013. 1839-55.
  10. Wald. "Afterword: Global Health and the Persistence of History." Imperial Contagions: Medicine and Cultures of Planning in Asia. Ed. Robert Peckham and David Pomfret. University of Hong Kong Press, 2013. 215-25.
  11. Wald. "Botanophobia: Fear of Plants in the Atomic Age." Japanese Journal of American Studies 24 (2013): 7-27.
  12. P. Wald. "Bio Terror: Hybridity in the Biohorror Narrative, or What We Can Learn From Our Monsters." Contagion: Health, Fear, Sovereignty.  2012. 99-122.
  13. P. Wald. "Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa’s Journey from Labs to Literature." Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of Race, DNA and History. Ed. Keith Wailoo, Alondra Nelson, and Catherine Lee. Rutgers University Press, 2012. 247-65.
  14. P. Wald. "American Studies and the Politics of Life: ASA Presidential Address." American Quarterly 64.2 (2012): 185-204.
  15. P. Wald. "Exquisite Fragility: Human Being in the Aftermath of War." A Companion to American Literary StudiesBlackwell Companion to American Literary Studies.  (2011): 437-453. 2011. 437-453. [doi]
  16. G Canavan and P Wald. "American Literature: Preface." American Literature 83.2 (June, 2011): 237-249. [doi]
  17. G Canavan and P Wald. "Speculative Fictions Preface." AMERICAN LITERATURE 83.2 (June, 2011): 237-249. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  18. P Wald. "Science fiction."   [doi]  [abs]
  19. P. Wald. "“Science Fiction: Stories of Warning and Wonder,”." Cambridge History of the American Novel.  2011. 832-46.
  20. P Wald. "Introduction to Science Fiction." American Literature 83.2 (2011): 237-249.
  21. P. Wald. ""The Intimacies of Strangers"." emisférica 6.1 (Summer, 2009)
  22. P. Wald. ""Science Fiction and Medical Ethics"." The Lancet 371 (June 14, 2009): 9629-9629.
  23. P. Wald. "“We Have Never Been Biological,” Forum: Conference Debates. Biocultures: An Emerging Paradigm." PMLA 124.3 (May, 2009): 953-55.
  24. B Rusert and P Wald. "American Literature: Introduction." American Literature 81.1 (April, 2009): 1-6. [doi]
  25. Britt Rusert and P. Wald. "Introduction, Technologies of Enslavement and Liberty." American Literature 81.1 (March, 2009)
  26. P Wald. "Cognitive estrangement, science fiction, and medical ethics.." Lancet (London, England) 371.9628 (June, 2008): 1908-1909. [doi]
  27. P. Wald. "Science Fiction and Medical Ethics." The Lancet 371.9629 (2008)
  28. P. Wald. "“Geonomics: the Spaces and Races of Citizenship in the Genome Age”." America--From Near and Far: Varieties of American Experience. Ed. Marc Lee Raphael and Cornelia Wilhelm. Department of Religion, William and Mary College, 2007.
  29. P Wald. "Naturalization." Keywords of American Cultural Studies. Ed. Bruce Burgett and Glenn Hendler. NYU Press, 2007.
  30. P Wald. "Atomic Faulkner." Faulkner's Inheritance. Ed. Joseph Urgo. University of Mississippi Press, 2007.
  31. P Wald and J Clayton. "Editors' preface: Genomics in literature, visual arts, and culture." LITERATURE AND MEDICINE 26.1 (2007): VI-XVI. [Gateway.cgi]
  32. "Blood and Stories: How Genomics is Changing Race, Medicine, and Human History." Patterns of Prejudice 40.4/5 (November, 2006)
  33. P Wald. "Blood and stories: how genomics is rewriting race, medicine and human history." PATTERNS OF PREJUDICE 40.4-5 (2006): 303-333. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  34. P Wald. "What's in a cell? John Moore's spleen and the language of bioslavery." NEW LITERARY HISTORY 36.2 (Spring, 2005): 205-225.  Special Issue [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  35. HA Baker and P Wald. "Anniversaries and "whispering ambitions": 'American Literature' at 75." AMERICAN LITERATURE 76.4 (December, 2004): 639-652. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  36. P Wald. "Hannah crafts.." In Search of Hannah Crafts: Critical Essays on the Bondwoman's Narrative. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins. Basic Books, 2004. 
  37. P Wald. "“Dreiser’s Sociological Vision”." The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Leonard Cassuto and Claire Virginia Eby. Cambridge UP, 2004. 
  38. P Wald. "Of crucibles and grandfathers: The East European immigrants."   [doi]  [abs]
  39. P Wald. "Hannah crafts.." Critical Essays on Hannah Crafts' The Bondwoman's Narrative. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Hollis Robbins. Basic Books, 2003. 
  40. P Wald. "The East European Immigrants: Of Crucibles and Grandfathers." The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature. Ed. Michael Kramer and Hana Wirth Nesher. Cambridge UP, 2003. 
  41. P Wald. "Introduction to Paula Treichler’s AIDS, Homophobia, and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of Signification." American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader. Ed. P. Wald,Michael A. Elliott and Claudia Stokes. New York: New York UP, 2003. 182-84.
  42. P Wald. "Dreiser & The Fallen." Woman Narrative Ed. P. Wald.  (2003)
  43. Wai Chee Dimock, P. Wald. "Preface." Literature and Science: Cultural Forms, Conceptual Exchanges (a special issue of American Literature) 74.4 (December, 2002): 705-14.
  44. P. Wald, N.Tomes, L. Lynch. "Introduction." Culture and Contagion, a special issue of American Literary History 14.4 (Winter, 2002): 617-24.
  45. WC Dimock and P Wald. "Literature and science: Cultural forms, conceptual exchanges - Preface." AMERICAN LITERATURE 74.4 (December, 2002): 705-714. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  46. P Wald, N Tomes and L Lynch. "Introduction: Culture and Contagion." American Literary History 14.4 (December, 2002): 617-624. [doi]
  47. P Wald. "Communicable Americanism: Contagion, geographic fictions, and the sociological legacy of Robert E. Park." AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY 14.4 (Winter, 2002): 653-685. [Gateway.cgi]  [author's comments]
  48. P Wald. "Immigration and Assimilation in Nineteenth-Century US Women’s Narratives." The Cambridge Companion to 19th-Century American Women's Writing. Ed. Dale Bauer and Philip Gould. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. 176-199.
  49. A. Curzan, P. Wald. "Americanization." Encyclopedia of American Studies. Grolier, 2001. 
  50. P. Wald. "Emma Goldman." American Women Prose Writers 1870-1920: Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Sharon Harris with Heidi L. Jacobs and Jennifer Putzi. 221Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. 
  51. P Wald. "Imagined Immunities." Cultural Studies & Political Theory. Ed. J. Dean. Cornell UP, 2000. 189-208.
  52. P Wald. "Future Perfect: Genes, Grammar and Geography." New Literary History 4.31 (2000): 681-708.
  53. DM Bauer and P Wald. "Complaining, conversing, and coalescing." SIGNS 25.4 (2000): 1299-1303. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  54. P Wald, C DiStefano and J Weisenfeld. "Edititorial." Institutions, Regulation, and Social Control, Signs 24.4 (1999): 857-868.
  55. P Wald. "Minefields and Meeting Grounds: Transnational Analyses and American Studies." American Literary History 10.1 (January, 1998): 199-218. [doi]
  56. "Fabulous Shadows: Rethinking the Emersonian Tradition."  
  57. P Wald. "Minefields and Meeting Grounds: Transnational Analyses and American Studies." American Literary History 9.1 (Spring 1997): 199-218.  [abs]
  58. P Wald. "Cultures and Carriers: ’Typhoid Mary’ and the Science of Social Control." Social Text 52-53 (Dec. 1997): 181-214.
  59. P Wald. "Review of Lee Quinby’s Anti-Apocalypse: Exercises in Genealogical Criticism." American Literature 67.2 (June 1995): 421-22.
  60. P Wald. "Zora Neale Hurston." A Companion to American Thought. Ed. Richard Fox and James Kloppenberg. Blackwell Publishers, 1995.
  61. P Wald. "’Chaos Goes Uncourted’: John Yau’s Dis-orienting Poetics." Cohesion and Dissent in America. Ed. Joseph Alkana and Carol Colatrella. SUNY Press, 1994. 133-58.
  62. P Wald. "Dreiser and the Fallen Woman Narrative." The Cambridge Companion to Theodore Dreiser. Duke UP, 1993.  Reprinted in American Indian Persistence and Resurgence, ed. Karl Kroeber [Duke UP, 1994]
  63. P Wald. "Terms of Assimilation: Legislating Subjectivity in the Emerging Nation." boundary 2 19.3 (Fall 1992): 77-104.  Reprinted in Cultures of United States Imperialism, ed. Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease [Duke UP, 1993]. Also reprinted in American Indian Persistence and Resurgence, ed. Karl Kroeber [Duke UP, 1994]
  64. P Wald. "A God Who Is Later a Terror: (En)countering the National Plot in Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans." Prospects  (Jan. 1992): 323-65.
  65. P Wald. "Guilt by Dissociation: John Yau’s Poetics of Possibility." Talisman 5 (Fall 1990): 121-26.
  66. P Wald. "Hearing Narrative Voices in Melville’s Pierre." boundary 2 17.1 (Spring 1990): 100-32.  Reprinted in Revisionary Interventions into the Americanist Canon, ed. Donald Pease (Duke UP, 1994)
  67. P Wald. "Becoming “Colored”: The Self-Authorized Language of Difference in Zora Neale Hurston." American Literary History 2.1 (1990): 79-100. [doi]
  68. P Wald. "William Peterfield Trent." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Nineteenth Century American Literary Critics and Scholars. Columbia, SC: Bruccoli-Clark, Inc, 1989. 

Short Stories

  1. P Wald. "BIO TERROR Hybridity in the Biohorror Narrative, or What We Can Learn from Monsters." CONTAGION: HEALTH, FEAR, SOVEREIGNTY (2012): 99-122. [Gateway.cgi]

Book Reviews

  1. P Wald. Review of Jonathan Metzal's he Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.  SOCIAL HISTORY OF MEDICINE 24.1 (April, 2011): 194-195. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  2. P Wald. Review of Cynthia H. Tolentino's America's Experts: Race and the Fictions of Sociology.  NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 44.3 (2011): 467-470. [Gateway.cgi]
  3. P Wald. Review of Susan Mizruchi's The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915.  NOVEL-A FORUM ON FICTION 44.3 (2011): 467-470. [Gateway.cgi]
  4. P Wald. Review of Ian Whitmarsh's Biomedical Ambiguity: Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean.  Social History of Medicine 22.2 (August, 2009): 421-422. [doi]
  5. P. Wald. Heather Munro Prescott, Student Bodies: The Influence of Student Health Services in American Society and Medicine.  Bulletin of the History of Medicine (2009).
  6. P. Wald. Ian Whitmarsh, Biomedical Ambiguity: Race, Asthma, and the Contested Meaning of Genetic Research in the Caribbean.  History of Social Medicine (2009).
  7. P Wald. Review of Heather Munro Prescott's Student Bodies: The Influence of Student Health Services in American Society and Medicine.  BULLETIN OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE 83.1 (2009): 217-218. [Gateway.cgi]
  8. P Wald. Review of Ann L. Ardis and Leslie W. Lewis’ Women’s Experience of Modernity: 1875-1945.  MODERNISM/Modernity 12.4 (2005): 729-31.
  9. P Wald. Review of Laura Otis’ Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century.  Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 46.3 (Summer, 2003): 452-54.
  10. P Wald. Review of Lawrie Balfour’s The Evidence of Things Not Said: James Baldwin and the Promise of American Democracy.  The Review of Politics 63.4 (Fall 2001): 593-95.
  11. P Wald. Review of Richard M. Merelman’s Representing Black Culture: Racial Conflict and Cultural Politics in the United States.  Ethnic and Racial Studies 20.1 (Jan. 1997): 226-28.
  12. P Wald. Review of Nina Schwartz’s Dead Fathers: The Logic of Transference in Modern Narrative.  Clio 26.1 (Fall 1996): 127-32.
  13. P Wald. Review of Genevieve Fabre and Robert O'Meally's History and Memory in African-American Culture.  American Literature 68.1 (Mar. 1996): 269-71.
  14. P Wald. Review of Mark Twain’s Pudd’n’head Wilson: Race, Conflict, and Culture.  Studies in American Fiction 23.2 (Autumn 1995): 254-56.
  15. P Wald. Review of Kathleen Diffley’s Where My Heart Is Turning Ever: Civil War Stories and Constitutional Reform, 1861-1876.  Journal of American History 81.1 (June 1994): 283-84.
  16. P Wald. Review of Paula Gunn Allen’s A Cannon Between My Knees.  Studies in American Indian Literature 9.4 (Fall 1985).
  17. P Wald. Review of Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller.  Studies in American Indian Literature 6.4 (Fall 1982).

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